Buhari Salutes Dream Team’s Indomitable Spirit

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari addresses a Franco-Nigerian business forum at French employer association Medef's headquarters in Paris on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday night commended the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian Soccer Team at the Olympics Games, which saw them flying over Denmark 2-0 to qualify for the semi-finals.

The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said “Again and again, the unconquerable Nigerian spirit has come to the fore, showing that where there is a will, there’s always a way.

“This was a team that was not given much chance, but which has now advanced into the semi-finals. Go for it. Go for the gold, and let the Nigerian banner be held proudly aloft once again on the global stage. We are almost there. Let’s go.”

President Buhari urged the nation to pray and support the Nigerian contingent at the Olympics, especially the soccer team, so that the rest of the world will know that even in the face of economic adversity, the Nigerian spirit remains resolute and lifted high.

“And this, we shall demonstrate in every sphere of our national life,” he added.


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